Art After Dark

A New Experience Every Friday Night!

Enjoy an eclectic mix of live performances, film screenings, workshops, tours, and more!

EVERY FRIDAY, 5:30 & 7 PM
Docent-led Tours (30 min) Explore great works in the Norton’s collection led by one of the Museum’s fine docents.

EVERY FRIDAY, 6 – 9 PM 
Open Studio: Art Workshops Join local teaching artists as they lead drop-in style art-making sessions. All ages and experience levels welcome. Materials included.

EVERY FRIDAY, Live Performances
Enjoy live performances every Friday including live music, dance, spoken word, and more! Check our website weekly for updates.

First Fridays of the Month, 7:30 pm / Jazz Fridays
This popular monthly series features performances by some of South Florida’s best jazz musicians!

Third Fridays of the Month, 8 pm  / Artist Tour
South Florida-based artists lead informal, 30-minute gallery talks about works in the Norton’s collection and special exhibitions.

Art After Dark / Pride Night

Friday, June 21 / 5PM-10PM



Schedule of Events

  • Join a tour!

    Docents discuss artworks in the Norton’s Collection. 

    Pick up your tour wristband at the Reception Desk one hour before the tour.

    5:30-6pm
  • Open Studio

    Join Guest Teaching Artist Pamela Solares to create a fun project.

    Classroom #2

    6-9pm
  • Join a Tour!

    Docents discuss works by LGBTQ+ Artists 

    Pick up your tour wristband at the Reception Desk one hour before the tour.

    7-7:30pm
  • Glam Bingo

    To celebrate Pride at the Norton, we are breaking out our gold lamé and sequins for a stylish and spectacular Glam Bingo. There will be prizes and fun punctuated by performances with Miss Palm Beach Pride, Vasti Love Montana and Big Mama. Fashion Designer and Miss Atlantic Coast National Showgirl Supreme, Lupita Hollywood and seven time winner of SFGN Best Drage Queen, Melissa St John will bring the glamor and a little sass. Word has it that the evening will be emceed by Mrs. Doubtfire!

    This event is restricted to 18 years and older.

    Korman Room

    6:30-7:15pm & 8-8:45pm
  • Music

    As part of Make Music Palm Beach, the Norton welcomes the Clarinet Quartet and the Woodwinds Quintet of the South Florida Pride Tropical Winds.

    The South Florida Pride Tropical Winds consists of various small ensembles and chamber groups. The South Florida Pride Woodwind Quintet and Clarinet Quartet have been established performing groups for years, and have shared their professional repertoires at social events, fundraising events, and formal concerts in many venues.  For more information, please visit https://southfloridapridebands.org/.  

    Great Hall

    7:30-8:30pm
  • Short Films

    Curated by Subtropic Film Fest, the Norton shares films focused on LGBTQ+ stories.

    Lesbian Bar Project / Dirs. Elina Street and Erica Rose / 30 min / 2022

    The Lesbian Bar Project was founded in the US by New York filmmakers Erica Rose and Elina Street to celebrate, support, and amplify the remaining Lesbian Bars that exist in the United States. Meet New York’s Henrietta Hudson owner Lisa Cannistraci. Lisa never wanted to own a bar. But, for the past 31 years, she’s been at the helm of one of the longest running lesbian bars in the country.


    The Script / Dirs. Brit Fryer and Noah Schamus / 15 min / 2024

    Blending personal interviews with dramatized genre recreations, THE SCRIPT explores the troubled relationship between trans communities and medical providers in healthcare settings. With a playful approach toward experimentation, the film offers a vision of how physicians and trans patients can meet one another on equal footing.


    El Reggaetonero / Dir. Eddy Moon / 18 min / 2023

    Minutes before her perfectly planned dinner date, Lily accidentally summons a superstar Reggaeton artist into her home. The over-the-top magical Reggaetonero is convinced he can help her woo her date, but Lily is skeptical of his methods.

    Stiller Auditorium

    8-9pm
  • Vendors

    Learn about resources for the LGBTQ+ community in Palm Beach County.

    Compass Community Center

    Compass' mission is to engage, empower and enrich the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people and those impacted by HIV and AIDS.

    Transpire Help.org

    We provide resources necessary for LGBTQIA+ individuals to create a solid foundation for a healthy and fulfilling life through behavioral health services and housing.

    La Vida Pride

    La Vida Pride LGBTQ+ eCommunity is a free, member-secure online community based in West Palm Beach that offers LGBTQ+ older adults meaningful social connections, empowering courses, and trusted resources to help them continue living out loud, prepared, and prepared! Our mission to create a meaningful digital experience to positively impact lives and the entire LGBTQ+ community.

    PRISM

    PRISM is a youth led non-profit working to expand access to LGBTQ+ inclusive education and sexual health resources in South Florida.

    Great Hall

    6-9pm

Attending Art After Dark

Hours: The museum is currently open to the public until 10 pm on Friday nights.

Entry: Admission during Art After Dark is $10 for Adults & Seniors, $5 for Students. Tickets may be purchased at the Reception Desk or reserved in advance

How to get here: The Norton Museum of Art is located at 1401 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. For more information, click here.

Parking: Parking is available in the Norton’s main parking lot at 1501 South Dixie Highway, immediately across the street from the Museum. Parking is $5 per car, per day. Norton Members park for free.

Food and drink: The Restaurant at the Norton offers indoor and outdoor seating with beautiful views of our Sculpture Garden. Along with great food, The Restaurant serves creative cocktails, wine, and champagne. Reservations available through Tock.

Art After Dark is made possible by the generosity of The Addison Hines Charitable Trust.

Support for the Docent Program was provided by The Donald and Linda Silpe Endowment for the Professional Development of Docents and The Marcia Mahon Education Endowment Fund.

Support for Open Studio was provided by The Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Schott Endowment for Education.